The week before Christmas, Brian’s brother was in town from Nashville so the parents took us on a little getaway to Palm Springs. It’s only a four hour drive from Phoenix and boasts one of the biggest collections of mid-century homes.
This area of California is super windy and is home to the San Gorgonio Wind Farm- a familiar site to anyone who’s ever driven from Phoenix to L.A.
We stayed in Desert Hot Springs at a hotel with a bunch of pools and hot tubs built around the natural hot springs, all varying temperatures. This hotel sports mid century architecture and a lot of… vintage charm.
I was hoping to hit the thrifting jack pot but no such luck. There are so many collectors and dealers in the area, it’s hard for a tourist to strike gold. We visited some beautifully curated vintage shops resembling mid century museums. I should’ve taken more pictures, but I was awestruck by all the amazing furniture in perfect condition (and 4-digit price tags!). If you want to kill a few hours, google Palm Springs mid century architecture for some eye candy.
Close to the California border in Quartzsite, there is a flea market run by the snowbirds (AZ slang for retirees) flocking from the mid west for winter. That is where I had some luck, picking up some Pyrex for my collection that is getting a little out of hand.
One good thing about living in Arizona is the proximity to Southern California destinations for a little weekend trips.
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